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BMW 3: Interior air quality, Automatic climate control

BMW 3 Series G20 (2018-2023) Owners Manual / Climate control / Interior air quality, Automatic climate control

Interior air quality

The air quality in the vehicle is improved by the following components:

  • Emission tested passenger compartment.
  • Microfilter.
  • Air conditioning system to control the temperature, air flow and recirculated-air mode.

Depending on the equipment specification:

  • Microfilter/activated-charcoal filter.
  • Automatic recirculated-air control AUC.
  • Parked-car ventilation.

Automatic climate control


Buttons in the vehicle

Climate control

Climate control functions


Climate control operation.

Maximum cooling.

AUTO program.

Recirculated-air mode.

Switching off.

Air distribution, manual.

Defrost and defog the windshield.

Rear window defroster.

Seat heating.

Air flow, manual.

Some of the functions can also be used via voice, e.g., temperature.


     Automatic climate control - switching on/off

    Switching on Press any button except for the following: Switching off. Rear window defroster. Lower air flow button side. Seat heating. Switching off Complete system: Press the button until the

     Automatic climate control - adjusting the air flow manually

    Concept The air flow for climate control can be adjusted manually. General information To adjust the air flow manually switch off AUTO program first. Operation Press the lower or upper side of the bu

     Automatic climate control with enhanced features


     BMW Gesture Control

    Concept Several iDrive functions can be operated by hand motion using BMW Gesture Control. Overview The camera in the roofliner detects gestures that are carried out in the area of the center console at the height of the Control Display. Activating/deactivating Via iDrive: 1. "CAR". 2. "Settings".

     Engine compartment

    Overview Jump-starting, positive battery terminal Oil filler neck Coolant reservoir, auxiliary cooling Coolant reservoir, engine Jump-starting, negative battery terminal Vehicle identification number Filler neck for washer fluid Hood Safety information Warning Improperly executed work in

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